Edmonton Elks hire Jordan Linnen as running backs coach

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The Edmonton Elks have added Jordan Linnen to their staff as the club’s new running backs coach.

Linnen joins the Elks after spending the last four seasons at Simon Fraser University (2018-2021) primarily as their defensive backs coach and recruiting coordinator. Prior to joining Simon Fraser, the Lethbridge native was a training camp defensive/special teams guest coach with the B.C. Lions in 2019.

He started his coaching career with the Langley Rams of the British Columbia Football Conference in 2016.

In his playing days, Linnen spent two seasons on the B.C. Lions practice squad (2011-2012) and was with the Montreal Alouettes in 2015. In his collegiate career he played for both Acadia University (2008-2009) and the University of Manitoba (2013-2014) after playing for Langley from 2009-2012.

Outside of football, Linnen spent the last six years working for EA Sports and the video game franchise Madden as a MoCap Athlete and Stunt Coordinator.